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Japan Reconsiders Military Engagement Overseas

MIN READFeb 19, 2015 | 09:57 GMT

Japanese soldiers in a non-combat role escort civilians during Cobra Gold, a multinational training exercise in the Asia-Pacific region. Tokyo is attempting to redefine itself internationally. Now that Japan can undertake non-combat military activities overseas, it must also check the ambitions of its its maturing foreign policy as its actions carry risks and costs.

(PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Tokyo is attempting to redefine itself internationally. Now that Japan can undertake non-combat military activities overseas, it must also check the ambitions of its its maturing foreign policy as its actions carry risks and costs....

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